Another summer, and a second major tournament for Lampard in Germany's 2006 World Cup.
Having scored 16 goals in 35 league appearances as Chelsea lifted the 2005/06 Premier League title, hopes were high for England's goal-getting midfielder.
Unlike his dazzling tournament two years prior, however, Germany would be a more disappointing experience for Lampard.
It started well, though. In England's group opener against Paraguay he was a fitting man of the match in an otherwise dismal clash won by Michael Owen's early effort.
But despite playing in each of the Three Lions' five games he finished goalless - and his misfiring would prove costly.
England's quarter-final against Portugal (again) would go to penalties (again), but this time Lampard missed his spot-kick. Unfortunately so did Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, as Sven's side were sent packing (again). Sigh.